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Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.
If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Marketing and Business Development department in New York as a Marketing & Business Development Manager.
Position Summary: ? ?
This opening is a professional position supporting attorneys in the Private Equity, Funds and Investment Management practices, reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Business Development.? The main functions will be to collaborate with attorneys and Firm leaders in promoting our world-class practices, to perform marketing and research functions, and to coordinate events.? The ideal candidate will have at least six years of experience, including at least three years working with another law firm or a financial services firm to develop and conduct integrated marketing programs in sectors relating to Private Equity, Funds and/or Investment Management.
?? Collaborate with and support the Private Equity, Funds and Investment Management practices to define market position, develop strategic plans and drive marketing efforts to maintain and grow our industry position.
?? Develop and implement annual marketing and business development practice group programs focused on priorities outlined by practice leaders and lawyer teams, including thought leadership platforms, client outreach and promotion of achievements.
?? Support Director(s), Assistant Director(s) and other key firm personnel in managing marketing, practice development and research functions for the NY transactional practices, including responsibility for periodic meetings, reports, analysis, progress monitoring, etc.
?? Prepare responses to RFPs, pitches, presentations and other opportunities via the development of written proposals for assigned practices.
?? Prepare and update biographies and announcements, coordinate marketing distribution, integrate contacts into firm?s CRM system, collect and integrate deal experience into department and practice materials.
?? Develop and maintain league table/industry survey content for assigned practices and respond to league table/industry surveys.
?? Maintain and organize select social media platforms including practice and industry blogs.
?? Liaise with marketing and business development leadership to develop annual budgets.
?? Provide general support for our growing New York transactional practices.
The ideal candidate will have familiarity with/exposure to private equity and fund formation and the marketing and fundraising of private investment funds, including an understanding of active sponsors, investors, placement agents and other constituents in the private equity and/or other alternative investment funds marketplace. ?The ideal candidate will also have familiarity with the investment management sector, including a basic understanding of registered and unregistered fund products and the role of industry regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Specific Technical Skills:
?? Excellent command of customary office software, including Windows, MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), PDF readers (Adobe Acrobat and Nuance).
?? Excellent word processing/formatting/typing skills.
?? Knowledge of on-line and electronic newswire services, media tracking and Internet research resources, and website marketing. ?Specific experience with Bloomberg, Preqin, Pitchbook, Private Equity Analyst, The Deal?s Private Raise and Manzama will inure to the benefit of the candidate.
?? Prior CRM database experience is highly preferred.
The candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, an outgoing and client-friendly personality and the demeanor to interact in a positive and professional manner with colleagues, clients and potential clients in a variety of settings.? Other performance traits we are seeking include:
?? Strong oral and written communication skills, including related research skills
?? Resourceful, self-directed and client-focused
?? Strong interest and ability to work as a member of an interdependent team and the ability to make informed judgments and decisions as needed
?? Motivated to maintain open communications with management and other members of the marketing and business development team
?? Excellent organizational skills and an ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
Management Accountabilities, if applicable: ?
?? Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience
?? Demonstrated good judgment, a team-first orientation, and stamina
?? Proven project management skills
?? Solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
?? Ability to lift up to 25 lbs
?? An undergraduate degree, preferably in a marketing, business, research, or communications-related field
Minimum Years of Experience Required:
?? Six or more years of demonstrated success in a marketing, research, management, and/or communications-related field, either in the professional services (e.g., law, accounting, or consulting) or in a comparable position(s) in the corporate, trade association, or academic sectors.
We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.
If Mayer Brown sounds like the right place for you, and if you have the qualifications we are seeking, please apply through the career section on www.mayerbrown.com EOE m/f/d/v.
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